Thanks, sorry....wasn't thinking aboutthe fact that my tank info wouldn't be included with this new thread ....and I haven't been able to figure out how to edit my profile from the phone app? Maybe you can't?
Anyway, 30 gallon tank, 5-6 week old, sand covered with gravel....marineland filter and protein skimmer. Two t5 24 watt bulbs (have ordered new lites bc I want to have coral eventually). It is really strange bc the nite before I and the LFS
had checked the water and there were trace nitrites and trace ammonia, did my weekly water change and both shot up to 2. nothing has died unless it's a hermit crab? I have 12, could one of them dying even cause it? How would I know if it was dead? I have two ocellaris clowns and a blue yellow tailed damsel and a coral banded shrimp. All doing ok, haven't even looked stressed which is also odd (I saw them look stressed once before). I know my readings are correct bc I used about three strips and double checked with API kit. Also checked the LFS
water I had used for the change and it was perfect! I'll be glad when my tank is a few months old! So far this hobby has been stressing me out
. (or wish I had read about fishless cycling before I had fish!)
Any other advice appreciated!